Monday, July 12, 2010
Rutgers-Camden Clinical Professor Sarah Ricks's article, The Perils of Unpublished Non-Precedential Federal Appellate Opinions: A Case Study of the Substantive Due Process State-Created Danger Doctrine in One Circuit, 81 Wash. L. Rev. 217 (2006), was cited by a federal district court for a point about this evolving substantive due process doctrine. See Perez v. City Of Philadelphia, 2010 WL 1270378, *12 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 5, 2010). The article is also cited by the Wright & Miller federal courts treatise for a point on unpublished federal appellate opinions and by many law review articles.
Sarah developed the article in the LWI Writer's Workshop and got a lot of very useful feedback from participants at a Central States regional conference and an ALWD Conference. The article also was funded by an ALWD Scholarship Grant. Sarah is a prime example of what legal writing professors can do when they receive support for their scholarship.